Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Admission process?
The first step is the registration for admission by submitting the completed admission form and other documents (click here for admission form). Written tests, to determine the individual skills a student has acquired before joining NPS International School, will be followed by an interaction session among the Head of School/Resident Director, the parents and the child. This will be scheduled after test papers are marked. Admission maybe granted based on the entrance test performance and the interaction. The admission is guaranteed only after fee remittance. There are no tests for Nursery (Pre-Kindergarten), Montessori and Kindergarten, but there is an interaction session. Admission is subject to vacancy.
What does the admission test consist of?
Grades I to V - Maths and English: English includes comprehension and free writing. Maths includes age appropriate questions for each grade. Grade VI and above - Maths, English and Logical reasoning papers: The questions would be age appropriate for each grade. The duration of the test would vary from 45 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the Grade. Grade IX candidates will be tested on English, Maths and Sciences. Grade XI and IB candidates will be tested on relevant subjects.
What is the academic calendar?
The academic calendar is from April to March. Sem I - April to September, and Sem II - Oct to March. Academic Calendar for IB grades is July to June.
What is the curriculum for Grades I - VIII?
An integrated global curriculum is offered from Grades I - VIII and is based on the requirements of both Indian and International education systems. Students from Grade I to Grade VIII acquire skill sets and knowledge that prepare them for entry into either the International IGCSE (International Cambridge Certification) or the CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) of Grade X CBSE. The curriculum encompasses core subjects, i.e. English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies and Languages in addition to subjects like Computer Science, Art and Design, Music (Western and Indian), Dance, Drama and Physical Education.
How many students are there in a class?
Each class would have an average of 25 students.
What are the fees and when are they payable?
Please see the fee structure table. Fees are payable on 3 four-month term basis. The fees are due on 24th March, 24th July and 23rd November. The transport fee is also payable at the same time as the term fees directly to the transport company. On the Application Fee, a one-time non-refundable Application Fee (two months' tuition fee + GST) is payable at the time of admission of each child.
What text books are followed?
International and CBSE textbooks for some subjects and special course materials developed in-house for others are followed. A curriculum document for every subject is presented to the students/parents at the beginning of the year. Specially prepared study materials and worksheets are provided to the students for concept attainment, concept reinforcement and enrichment.
What are the school timings?
9:00 am to 1:00 pm for Montessori, Kindergarten and Nursery; and 9:00 am to 3:30 pm for the rest of the school. Lunch break lasts for half an hour. In addition, there would be a short morning recess.